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Ayawaso by-election most peaceful in Ghana's history- Minister of State in charge of National Security

By Mutala Yakubu
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Ayawaso by-election most peaceful in Ghana's history- Minister of State in charge of National Security

Minister of State in Charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong, says the Ayawaso by-election which was marred with violence is the most peaceful by-elections in the history of Ghana.


These comments from Mr Acheampong comes as a surprise to many as the Ayawaso by-election witnessed some violence which led to the NDC pulling out of the race.

Some masked men who arrived in a Police SWAT vehicle allegedly caused chaos at the Bawaleshie Polling Station.

They are alleged to have assaulted and injured some NDC members who were at the residence of the NDC candidate Delali Brempong.

These attacks led to six people being injured and MP for Ningo Prampram Sam George being brutalised.

Many bodies have condemned the violence that characterized the election but Minister of State in Charge of National Security thinks otherwise as he says the election was peaceful.

Minister of State in Charge of National Security, Bryan Acheampong

"From all the information I've received, the Ayawaso by-election was the most peaceful by-election we've had in the history of the country,"

Bryan Acheampong also added that no Polling Station had masked security officers and the men we saw were just deployed to places they had tip-offs.

"Not all polling stations had masked security officers, they were sent to where we had a tip-off," he told Citi FM.

There have been cries from all quarters charging the government and the police to investigate the factors that led to the violence.

Read also: VIDEO: Nobody can beat NDC in unleashing violence- John Mahama

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